Long haul carriers Emirates and Virgin Atlantic both enjoyed an uplift in passenger numbers from Glasgow, contributing to an overall increase in international traffic of 13.7%.
Glasgow Airport managing director Amanda McMillan said: “Our continued growth is a direct result of our efforts in securing new routes and services for our passengers.
“We have succeeded in significantly strengthening our European connectivity since the start of 2016 and later this year we will launch direct flights to Madrid, Frankfurt and Krakow.
“Providing a greater choice of routes not only opens up a host of new markets for our passengers, it provides our tourism industry with a much needed boost by ensuring Scotland is more accessible.
“Earlier this year Glasgow, through its Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023, set out how it aims to attract one million more visitors to the city and position Glasgow as the gateway to Scotland.
“Glasgow Airport has a key role in supporting this ambition.
“If the city and Scotland are to continue to attract further visitors and enjoy the associated economic uplift, then it’s important we address the high levels of Air Passenger Duty which put our airports at a severe disadvantage when it comes to competing with our European and global counterparts.”